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Beautify Your Landscape with Phipps Sustainable Landcare Accredited Professionals

If you are a home or business owner looking for a professional to design, install or maintain your yard or landscape, consider a Phipps Sustainable Landcare Accredited Professional. You can have a beautiful lawn that is healthy for you, your children, your pets and the environment.


Demand for Sustainable Landcare

To meet the increasing demand for sustainable land care, Phipps offers training for landscape and lawn care professionals who care about their work and know that a healthy and beautiful home landscape is directly related to human health and the health of our environment. The local landcare professionals listed below have attended an extensive course and have pledged to provide the standard of excellence that you expect from Phipps.


Sustainable Landcare Accredited Professionals

Burghscape by Gargiulo Landscape
Service area: Western Pennsylvania
724/283-4556
burghscape@gmail.com
Accredited professional: Ashley Ressler
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, landscape architecture, installation, maintenance, hardscapes
Specialties: A holistic design-build team that takes joy in working with you to bring beauty and purpose to your outdoor living space


Cool Hand Carpentry and Landscaping
Service area: Edgewood, Swissvale, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill and Forest Hills
412/398-7700
judodog@gmail.com
Accredited professional: Scott Fingal
Services: Organic lawn care, installation and maintenance
Specialties: Full-service landcare company with a specialty in preparing homes for sale; outdoor decks, porches, raised garden beds and other wood structures


Dancing Bee Garden Designs
Service area: North Hills
412/996-7032
lisa@lisabernardo.com
Accredited professional: Lisa Marie Bernardo
Services: Garden planning and design, installation, maintenance
Specialties: Garden re-design, native plant gardens and thrifty gardening


Dirt Landscaping Collective
Service area: City of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel, Ligonier, Sewickley
412/450-0330
dirtlandscape@gmail.com 
Accredited professional: Multiple
Services: Garden planning and design, installation, maintenance, consulting
Specialties: Delicate, persistent and intentional full service landscape care; focus on native/regional plants, ecosystems and pollinators; certified wildlife habitat implementation


Fourth River Workers Guild
Service area:  Pittsburgh and surrounding region
412-945-0269
mitch@fourthriver.coop
Accredited professional: Mitch Hall
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, landscape architecture, installation, maintenance, hardscapes
Specialties: Sustainable forestry and land stewardship; backyard wildlife habitat; wood fired ovens, barbecue pits, and masonry heaters


Grounded Strategies
Service area: Allegheny County
412/361-2099
masoud@groundedpgh.org
Accredited professional: Masoud Sayles
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, landscape architecture, installation
Specialties: Vacant land stewardship plans – we guide residents through various land access and stewardship methods; green stormwater infrastructure – we perform small-scale (residential parcel) GSI including rain gardens and bioswales; children's outdoor play areas and nature-based education.


LGDG Landscape & Garden Design by Gwen, LLC
Service area: Pittsburgh, South Hills, East Hills, North Hills, western Pittsburgh suburbs
412/527-5464
gwdesigns@verizon.net
Accredited professional: Gwen Wisniewski
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design
Specialties: Planting, installation plans, landscape evaluations and hourly consults for homeowners, commercial landscapers, contractors and nurseries; consults and plans for DIY projects


Live Asset Management
Service area: Sewickley and North Hills
724/513-6255
Liveassetmanagement@gmail.com
Accredited professional: Stasha Kaye
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, installation, and maintenance
Specialties: Native, pollinator, perennial and annual garden installation and maintenance; forest restoration; design, installation and consultation


Local Roots Landscaping
Service area:Greater Pittsburgh Area
412/613-4051
412/245-7376
info@LocalRootsLandscaping.com
Accredited professional: William Deemer
Services: Garden planning and design, landscape architecture, installation, maintenance and hardscapes
Specialties: Storm-water management/drainage; landscape design and installations; outdoor living spaces


Nurture the Nature Lawns & Landscapes
Service area: Eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, including Fox Chapel and Murrysville
724/635-5296
NurtureNatureLawns@gmail.com
Accredited professional: Mark Winski
Services: Organic lawn care, consultation, garden planning and design, installation, maintenance
Specialties: Lawn remediation and renovations (partial or complete); trained and certified in organic and sustainable best practices, including hand trimming, pruning, and weeding; PA DOA Certified Professional for the care of lawns, ornamentals and stormwater management solutions


Stone | Grow
Service area: 60-mile radius of Pittsburgh
412/996-1011
suzpace@stonegrowpgh.com
Accredited professional: Suzanne Pace
Services: Garden planning and design, consultations, installation, and on-going maintenance 
Specialties: Historic dry stone wall design, repair and/or rebuild; full service landscape design, build, and install; comprehensive organic fine gardening services 


Segelson's Daylillies LLC
Service area:Allegheny County, South Butler and Western Westmoreland
412/292-5387
segelsonsdaylilies@gmail.com
Accredited professional: Garrett Segelson
Services: Garden planning and design, installation and maintenance
Specialties: Organically grown daylilies


StormWorks
Service area: Allegheny County
412/243-7680
Trey@swpgh.com
Accredited professionals: Trey Marks and Marisa Strom
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, landscape architecture, installation, maintenance, hardscapes
Specialties: Stormwater management, native plantings, lawn alternatives, backyard wildlife habitat, IPM and tree trunk injections


Sunflower Valley Gardening & Design, LLC
Service area: Fox Chapel, Mars and Cranberry
724/768-7154
sunflowervalley@comcast.net
Accredited professional: Raechel Worry
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, installation, maintenance
Specialties: Proper pruning at the right time, right plant/right place, container gardens


TerraGreen
Service area: Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia
724/288-8503
bob@terragreencompany.com
Accredited professional: Robert Foster
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, installation, maintenance, hardscapes
Specialties: Complete range of landscape design through construction services; outdoor living features including landscape illumination; environmental solutions such as wildlife habitats, greenroof installation, rain gardens, as well as remediation/restoration and stormwater management.


The Village Gardener

Service area: Edgewood, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside and other East End neighborhoods
412/860-9700
jpkgo@verizon.net
Accredited professional: Jonathan King
Services: Consultation, garden planning and design, installation and maintenance
Specialties: Shade gardens; artful design of small, native and/or naturalized gardens and landscapes; skillful pruning of ornamental shrubs


Supporter Level:

Benjamin Chilcote
Pittsburgh Job Corps

Gavin Deming
Allegheny GoatScape

James Hart

Kathleen A. Hrabovsky
3R Sustainability

Andy Moran
University of Pittsburgh

Jessica Runco
Touch of Green

Eric Sauers

Abby Anderson
Mark D'Amico
Michael Bosco
Dr. Ryan Gott
Jessica Horrenstein
Katie Schuller
Lauren Weeks
Gary Worthington
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Jaci Bruschi
Robin Eng
Maggie Herrick
Angela Yuele
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy


Specialized Training

Phipps Sustainable Landcare Accredited Professionals are trained in soil ecology; site analysis and design; organic pest, weed and disease control; storm water management; native plants of Western Pennsylvania; invasive plants; and more. To learn more, see our complete Sustainable Landcare standards and curriculum.

Our Sustainable Landcare Accredited Professionals have a deep understanding of what makes a landscape both beautiful and sustainable, and will work with you to help you make the best decisions for your property. From soil testing to plant placement, our professionals have the hard skills and critical thinking to make sure you are satisfied with your landscape for years to come.

For even more resources on establishing a beautiful, healthy lawn, check out our Phipps Safe Lawn and Landscaping archives.

Sustainable Landcare Accredited Professional Resources

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